Meet Laura.

I’m a Southern California native who takes snapshots of coffee and has a sense of wonder for the world we live while trying to navigate the world of young professionals. So I’m here for you. To tell your story. To tell you that you’re powerful and beautiful. To share a cup of coffee with you, and to tell you that I’m walking right next to you as we discover the beauty of what it means to be part of this feminine genius.

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The Feminine Genius.

In Mulieris Dignitatem, John Paul II not only thanks women, he straight up apologizes to them for failing — for misrepresentation, not being recognized; for enduring abuse, exploitation, and violence throughout history. And he calls out both the modern Church and society to uphold the dignity of women; by respecting them, honoring them, recognizing them, and integrating them socially, politically, and economically, letting them be a part of the conversation — for women “reveal the gift of their womanhood, by placing themselves at the service of others in their everyday lives.”

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Musings of a 22-year-old preparing to enter the convent

By the time you read this, I will already be in the convent. Most likely. As I write this, I am in Northern California, sitting in my childhood bedroom. The Little House on the Prairie books, high school cross country medals, and Jonas Brothers posters are all still here. The walls are still pink. This visit is bittersweet, as I am preparing to embark on a spiritual journey I have been fervently anticipating for over a year, while at the same time I am learning how to say goodbye to my family, friends, and former way of life.

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Welcome!

“It is my hope, dear sisters, that you will reflect carefully on what it means to speak of the genius of women…a specific part of God’s plan which needs to be accepted and appreciated, but also in order to let this genius be more fully expressed in the life of society as a whole, as well as in the life of the Church.”

– St. Pope John Paul II

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